Master of Education in School Counseling

Master of Education with a cognate in School Counseling

Admission Requirements Program Format Degree Requirements Potential Careers

Master of Education in School Counseling
School of Behavioral Sciences

Liberty University’s, CACREP accredited, Master of Education in School Counseling prepares you to be a school counselor in Christian, public and private schools. You will master counseling and psychology skills, focusing on ethics and techniques, ethnicity and family counseling and career guidance. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for a K-12 school position.

You will be equipped with an understanding in:

  • Professional, ethical, and legal issues in counseling.

  • Counseling theories and techniques.

  • Foundations of education.

  • Principles of school counseling.


You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Teaching, Human Services Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.

Program Format

Degree Information and Requirements

  • View the Degree Completion Plan
  • A six credit hour internship is required.
  • The Education Department will verify that students have completed one of Liberty’s Virginia state-approved licensure programs.
  • Students should verify any additional licensure requirements with their home state.
  • No prior teaching license is required for this program.
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Potential Career Options

  • School Counselor